UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center offers membership to faculty, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and doctoral and medical students, whose efforts support the center’s mission to elucidate the determinants of cancer, to develop cures for cancer, to prevent cancer through innovation and collaboration, and to eliminate cancer health disparities.

Members are affiliated with one of four research programs, distinguishing them as leaders in the areas of Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer, Immunology and Cancer, Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics and Cancer Prevention and Control. Members also enjoy privileged access to events, services and funding opportunities. Importantly, the Comprehensive Cancer Center is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the cancer research community.

The following information outlines Comprehensive Cancer Center membership categories, member benefits and responsibilities, and instructions for membership application and renewal.

Please direct all questions to center specialist Rita Spiroff (rspiroff@bsd.uchicago.edu).

Membership Categories

There are three Comprehensive Cancer Center membership categories (Full, Associate and Trainee Associate), based on academic status and the degree to which an applicant’s research and clinical activities are cancer-focused. Eligibility criteria for each category and associated benefits, are detailed below.

Member Responsibilities and Benefits

  • Access to relevant Comprehensive Cancer Center research program activities, including seminars, workshops, retreats and journal clubs.
  • Access to and discounted rates for Comprehensive Cancer Center shared resources including Core Facilities.
  • Opportunities for collaboration with colleagues across Comprehensive Cancer Center research programs, including grants, publications and clinical trials.
  • Depending on the membership type, access to funding and career development opportunities managed by the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • For clinical investigators: Members must comply with all policies and procedures of the Data and Safety Monitoring (DSM) Plan as related to the conduct of clinical trials including:
    • Response to and compliance with recommendations of the Clinical Trial Review Committee (CTRC) and Scientific and Accrual Monitoring (SAM) Committee and Comprehensive Cancer Center-conducted audits.
    • Participation in the Comprehensive Cancer Center audit program as an auditor if involved in clinical activity.

Membership Application and Renewal Processes

New applicants and those seeking membership renewal must complete an online application form. All Full and Associate member applications are reviewed and voted on by the Comprehensive Cancer Center Executive Committee. Trainee Associate member applications will be reviewed by the Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination team. Applicants will be notified as soon as the review is complete.

Access the online membership application and renewal form here: https://j.mp/33Hzt23

View and print a PDF of membership guidelines and application instructions.

Before getting started, be prepared to upload a current PDF version of your curriculum vitae and to provide the following information:


Membership Categories

Research Program Descriptions